Georgia Grace Gibson Durham Sixth Form Centre Fine Art Year 13 Current Topic; Feminism
My first idea for this project is to start off with the loose theme of Feminism. Though I will be having this as my main, broad theme, I manly want to look into part of feminism which focuses on how women are expected to portray themselves in society, whether this be how they are expected to act or how they are expected to look, for their ‘own sake’ or for the pleasures on men and the patriarchy. I first decided to do this topic after completing my Unit 2 project on Rape Culture, feeling that feminism was the right area of art for me to work in, as I am incredibly passionate about everything to do with it. I got very into my last project, documenting my work on popular blogging platform tumblr and receiving over 1,500 followers, mostly young women who felt the same wanted to take a stand against sexism- a lot of which was provoked by the media, inspiring my idea for my new topic. I felt at first that looking at why women are forced to shave, or be photoshopped, or wear make up 24/4 was quite a step down from the tragedy and shock factor of rape culture, but after looking deeply into the effects with media driven controlling society has (rises in labioplasties, eating and mental disorders in young women, bullying to the point of suicide, etc) I realise every aspect of feminism is just as important as it all goes towards one thing; equality for women.
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I forgot about this until now but a day or two ago I saw this flyer taped to a streetlight on Broadway (in New York City) — the background image is made up of tumblr asks pasted on top of each other, all having to do with people’s experiences with rape and rape culture.
Does anyone know where these flyers came from? Bravo to whoever’s putting these up!
Edit: georgiagraceartunit2 has been identified as the creator of the image!